Petite Meller NYC Time: Parisian Petite Meller, philosophy grad turned purveyor of Le Nouveau Jazzy Pop releases her new single NYC time on September 29th. With sounds as fresh as her childlike Lolita chic, NYC time is backed by haunting vocals from Brooklyn-born singer Merlin Bronques and built around a hypnotic wind up toy-like melody. Meller is a philosophy postgraduate currently studying for her masters. She’s into French New Wave cinema and the Italian masters (Pasolini, Fellini, Visconti) she self styled the video to her single Backpack on Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou and L’Enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot.
Petite Meller has coined her very own musical genre ‘Le Nouveau Jazzy Pop’ and sites some of the World’s greatest jazz musicians as her influences from Dizzy Gillespie to Charlie Parker. There’s something unnervingly captivating and oh so effortlessly stylish about Petite Meller. I caught up with the French pop starlet to see what makes her tick:
Q. What first inspired you to start writing music?